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The Ultimate Healthy Blueberry Scones

Jul 26, 2016
The Ultimate Healthy Blueberry Scones

An easy recipe for tender scones bursting with fresh juicy blueberries. Ready in just 30 minutes & much healthier than traditional recipes—but you’d never know it with how tender & buttery they taste!     In my college town, a combination pizzeria and bakery sat on the very edge of downtown, right next to...

BreeHester
Banana Peanut Butter Muffins + Jif Morning Hacks

Jul 26, 2016
Banana Peanut Butter Muffins + Jif Morning Hacks

Back to school will be here sooner than you know it. Banana Peanut Butter Muffins and morning hacks to get everyone out the door happy and with less stress.  This summer is flying by. It feels like we just got out of school (we sort of did, we didn’t get out until the last...

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Finding Our Way Now
English Muffin Toasting Bread: #Recipe

I have always enjoyed English Muffins. When I visited my brother in the UK many years ago, I was introduced to English Muffin Toasting Bread. It’s been awhile since my first encounter. I decided it was high time I made my own. I often create my recipes, but when it comes to bread, I...

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Foods for the Soul
Strawberry Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies

Jul 24, 2016
Strawberry Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy oatmeal cookies that taste just like banana bread! They’re full of sweet fruity flavors & just 95 calories—but they don’t taste healthy at all!     Last weekend, my brother and his best friend briefly stopped by my house on their way up to the mountains. They planned on...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Foraging for flavor: Summer cooking classes in the Sierra Foothills

Foraging for flavor: Summer cooking classes in the Sierra Foothills

DURING THE SUMMER, YOU CAN TAKE advantage of the bounty from farmers markets and farm stands or backyard gardens. Cooking classes feature summer fruits and veggies. In a popular class at Tess’ Kitchen Store, in-house chef Alan Tangren—who was a restaurant forager at famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley—shows you how to select the best fruits...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Summer is prime time for farmers markets

Summer is prime time for farmers markets

SUMMER IS PRIME TIME FOR FARMERS MARKETS, in our region and all across America. The USDA’s 17th annual National Farmers Market Week is August 7-13, celebrating the role of farmers markets in local economies. The markets create local jobs; return more of their sales to the local economy than grocery stores; and provide consumers with...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Direct-marketing farms have double the regional impact

Direct-marketing farms have double the regional impact

By UC Davis Sacramento-area farmers and ranchers who sell their products directly to consumers generate twice as much regional economic impact per dollar of output as do area food producers who don’t engage in direct marketing, reports a UC Davis agricultural economist and a team of UC Cooperative Extension researchers. The newly released study of the...

Foods for the Soul
Healthy 5-Ingredient Trail Mix Granola

Jul 21, 2016
Healthy 5-Ingredient Trail Mix Granola

An easy recipe for healthy granola full of crunchy clusters that requires just a few minutes of prep! This granola has already become a pantry staple in our house!     Last April, I flew to Michigan for the Fresh Coast Retreat (← click over to there if you want to see my life behind...

Baked Bree
Back to School Tips with Better Homes and Gardens

Jul 19, 2016
Back to School Tips with Better Homes and Gardens

10 Back to School Tips to get your family started on the happiest and healthiest school year yet.  If you haven’t had the chance to pick up the August issue of Better Homes and Gardens yet, you should! You will see my face and my back to school tips. It’s pretty exciting seeing yourself...

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Finding Our Way Now
Coconut Macaroons: #Recipe

Perfecting these Coconut Macaroons was quite a journey. It took countless bags of coconut and egg whites, as well as the many other ingredients. Sometimes the seemingly simplest of recipes turn out to be anything but. I can say this happened to be one of them. After a week’s worth of experiments, I finally...

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